• (obsolete) Variable.
  • Showing deviation or disagreement.
  • Showing variety, diverse.


  • (genetics) A different sequence of a gene (locus).
  • Something that is slightly different from a type or norm.

    "The word "kerosine" is a variant of “kerosene”."

  • "All breeds of dog are variants of the species “Canis lupus familiaris”."

  • (computing) A variable that can hold any of various unrelated data types.

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